Seiryōji

 
 

Originally belonging to the Kegon sect, Seiryōji became a Pure Land temple during Japan’s middle ages. It’s most famous image is that of its hibutsu of the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni, brought back from Sung-period China by the monk Chōnen. Inside this statue were found silk replicas of internal organs, an interesting example of how such images were connected to human life. This hibutsu is open to view on the 8th of every month.

 

image of the historical Buddha

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